Com­muter chaos as con­duc­tors strike

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HUN­DREDS of rail ser­vices will be can­celled to­day as staff launch a fresh strike in an in­creas­ingly bit­ter row over con­duc­tors.

Mem­bers of the Rail, Mar­itime and Trans­port union at South­ern Rail­way will stage a 24-hour walk­out which will cause travel chaos.

The com­pany warned there will be no ser­vice on some routes and a lim­ited num­ber of trains on oth­ers, de­scrib­ing the dis­rup­tion as “to­tally un­nec­es­sary”.

South­ern said it ex­pects to run two thirds of its 2,100 ser­vices, but warned there will be a “sig­nif­i­cant” im­pact.

Sev­eral routes will have no ser­vice, with only a lim­ited num­ber of trains be­tween 7.30am and 6pm on oth­ers.

The two sides blamed each other for the dis­pute.

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